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3M, Nanosys using quantum dots to improve LCD color

06/07, 5:23pm

Film uses trillions of quantum dots for 50 percent color increase

Nanosys and the Optical Systems division of 3M are collaborating on a way to improve LCD screens. The Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) uses the light emitting properties of quantum dots to enhance the backlight for LCDs, improving color by a claimed 50 percent compared to normal methodologies.

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Scoble talks rich Nanosys LCD tech, iPad 3 Retina Displays

06/23, 3:10pm

Nanosys readies quantum dot LCD displays

Nanosys in a fresh set of tours, one with Robert Scoble, has shown a new display technology that could dramatically improve the color accuracy of LCDs, particularly in mobile. A quantum dot film layer, made of iridium phosphide, eliminates the bias towards blue on usual LED backlighting and expands the color range by as much as 50 percent by shifting more of the emphasis to red and green. The approach has a print-like process and, along with its passive nature, means it won't raise the price of a display or take away from the battery life.

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